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According to statistics from the Migration Policy Institute data hub, there are over 17.8 million children in the United States with at least one immigrant parent. Of these, about 12.1% were born outside the U.S. When foreign-born parents migrate to the United States, they often bring their children along with them. Foreign-born children in U.S. immigrant families who are undocumented can get temporary relief from deportation and work authorization by requesting deferred action.

If you entered the United States as a child and want to request consideration under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), consulting with an experienced immigration attorney is crucial for proper guidance. The Law Office of Layne C. Savage is dedicated to providing comprehensive and knowledgeable guidance to clients in immigration and DACA-related matters. Attorney Layne Savage is available to discuss your situation and determine whether you can benefit from DACA.

The Law Office of Layne C. Savage is proud to serve clients in Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

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Understanding DACA

A considerable number of undocumented immigrants and foreign nationals currently living in the U.S. arrived in the country as young children. Some of these individuals are in school, earning a living, or serving in the military.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established under the Obama administration to protect qualifying undocumented immigrants from being deported or removed from the United States.

The policy specifically protects undocumented immigrants who came into the United States at a young age and are law-abiding citizens. Even though they came into the country unlawfully, that was through no fault of theirs.

Eligibility for Relief under DACA

In order to qualify for deportation relief under DACA, the individual must meet certain legal requirements, including:

  • They must have been born on or after June 15, 1981

  • They must have arrived in the United States before turning 16 years old

  • They are required to have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007

  • They are required to have been physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of filing the application

  • They must NOT have had lawful status on June 15, 2012

  • They must be currently enrolled in school or graduated from high school (including GED or other equivalents)

  • They must have no felony conviction, no significant misdemeanor conviction, no convictions of three or more misdemeanors, and NOT be a threat to national security or public safety

The Process

All applications for DACA must be submitted directly to USCIS on Form I-821D. To apply for DACA, applicants are required to submit the following forms:

  • Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Document

  • Form I-765, WS –EAD economic need supplement form

  • Documentary evidence of the above requirements that they meet all of the criteria necessary to qualify for deferred action

  • At least one proof of physical presence every month to prove the physical presence requirement

  • Application fees

Once submitted, the immigration authorities will review the documentation and determine whether the applicant qualifies for deportation relief under DACA. Conversely, if the application is denied, the applicant cannot appeal. They can file again, submit the necessary documents, and pay the application fees. Having detailed guidance from an attorney is important to improve the chances of a successful outcome.

Renewal

An individual can apply for DACA renewals if their DACA is expiring within the next six months (180 days. They must be sure to file their request for renewal between 150 and 120 days before their current grant of DACA expires. An experienced attorney can help review the renewal application, gather necessary documentation, and help the applicant make key decisions.

Choose a Skilled Attorney

Immigration laws in the United States are continuously changing and may seem confusing without proper guidance. To avoid irreversible mistakes and improve your chances of success when applying for deferred status, working with an experienced immigration attorney is crucial.

Attorney Layne Savage has devoted her career to handling immigration cases and helping undocumented immigrants seek protection from deportation. As your legal counsel, she will evaluate your circumstances, explore your available legal options, and determine if you qualify for deferred action under DACA.

Using her extensive experience and legal understanding, she will guide you through every phase of the application process and help you make informed choices. She will fight vigorously to protect your rights and help you seek a favorable resolution.

DACA Attorney Serving Providence, Rhode Island

Reach out to the Law Office of Layne C. Savage today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable immigration lawyer. Attorney Layne C. Savage can offer you the detailed legal counsel, skilled assistance, and knowledgeable advocacy that you need to resolve your immigration law issues. The firm proudly serves clients throughout Boston, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, and the surrounding communities.